You Look Familiar – Williams Sisters In Aussie Final
It’s sibling rivalry on a grand scale. The place – Melbourne, Australia , The event – The Australian Open Tennis Tournament, The players - the sister act of Venus Williams and Serena Williams. It’s the ninth time in Grand Slam history that the finals have featured a family act.
The last time an all-Williams final happened was at Wimbledon in 2009, which was Venus' last major final.
Senior sister Venus is the oldest woman to reach an Australian Open final in the Open era. The "open era" began in 1968 when the Grand Slam tournaments agreed to allow professional players to compete with amateurs.
And while we are reminding Venus that she’s “old”, she is also the second-oldest to play a Grand Slam final. Only Martina Navratilova --at 37-- was older when she played at Wimbledon in 1994.
For the record, Serena has 22 Grand Slam singles titles and Venus has seven.